OR&R Field Staff Locations and Contact Information

The following information will help you locate and contact the field staff for the Office of Response and Restoration's three divisions:

Scientific Support Coordinators (SSCs) • top

OR&R's Emergency Response Division (ERD) consists of an interdisciplinary scientific team that responds to oil and chemical spills in U.S. waters and helps the On-Scene Coordinator make timely operational decisions. The team is headquartered at NOAA's campus in Seattle; however ERD's Scientific Support Coordinators (SSCs), located around the country, lead the team at spills, drawing on the team's spill trajectory estimates, chemical hazards analyses, and assessments of the sensitivity of biological and human-use resources. OR&R staff members also represent NOAA and the DOC on the National Response Team and Regional Response Teams.

Map of U.S., showing Scientific Support Coordinator (SSC) locations and associated U.S. Coast Guard Districts.

USCG District 1
Sectors: Northern New England, Boston, Southeastern New England, Long Island Sound

Steve Lehmann
NOAA SSC
10 George Street, Suite 220
Lowell, Massachusetts 01852-2293

Phone: 978.654.6385

USCG District 5
Sectors: New York, Delaware Bay, Baltimore, Hampton Roads, North Carolina

Frank Csulak
NOAA SSC
74 Magruder Road
Highlands, New Jersey 07732

Phone: 732.872.3005

USCG District 7
Sectors: Charleston, Jacksonville, Miami, Key West, St. Petersburg, San Juan

Bradford Benggio
NOAA SSC
909 SE 1st Avenue, Suite 714
Brickell Plaza Federal Building
Miami, Florida 33131

Phone: 305.530.7931

USCG District 8
Sectors: New Orleans, Corpus Christi, Houston-Galveston

Paige Doelling
NOAA SSC
USCG Sector Houston-Galveston
13411 Hillard Street
Houston, Texas 77034

Phone: 206.549.7819

LTJG Steve Wall
NOAA SSC
Prevention, USCG 8th District (DP-SSC)
500 Poydras Street, Suite 1341
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Phone: 504.589.4414


Sectors: Mobile, Lower Mississippi, Upper Mississippi

Adam Davis
NOAA SSC
NOAA Disaster Response Center
7344 Zeigler Blvd
Mobile, Alabama 36608

Phone: 251.544.5012

USCG District 9
Sectors: Lake Michigan, Sault St. Marie, Detroit, Buffalo, Ohio Valley

Steve Lehmann
NOAA SSC
10 George Street, Suite 220
Lowell, Massachusetts 01852-2293

Phone: 978.654.6385

USCG District 11
Sectors: San Diego, Los Angeles-Long Beach, San Francisco

Jordan Stout
NOAA SSC
Coast Guard Island, Building 50-7
Alameda, California 94501

Phone: 510.437.5344

USCG District 13
Sectors: Portland, Seattle

CDR Jesse Stark
NOAA SSC
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, Washington 98115

Phone: 206.526.6322

USCG District 14
Sectors: Honolulu, Guam

Ruth Yender
NOAA SSC
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, Washington 98115

Phone: 206.526.6081

USCG District 17
Sectors: Juneau, Anchorage

Catherine Berg
NOAA SSC
49000 Army Guard Road, Suite G216
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska 99505

Phone: 907.428.4143

Contact ERD National Response Staff:

NOAA SSC Supervisor
West Coast and Great Lakes

Doug Helton
NOAA OR&R
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Building 3, Room 2025
Seattle, Washington 98115

Phone: 206.526.4563

NOAA SSC Supervisor
East and Gulf Coasts

Ed Levine
NOAA OR&R
1305 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Phone: 240.533.0397

NOAA Regional Operations Branch Chief
John Tarpley
NOAA OR&R
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Building 3, Room 2006
Seattle, Washington 98115

Phone: 206.526.6338

ARD Regions • top

OR&R's Assessment and Restoration Division (ARD) protects and restores coastal habitats and resources affected by hazardous materials releases or ship grounding. All of ARD's efforts, from assessment to restoration, are coordinated at a regional level. ARD's Regional Resource Coordinators (RRCs) are NOAA environmental scientists who work to provide the technical foundation for assessments of ecological risk and environmental and economic injury from contamination at hazardous waste sites and to improve coordination among trustee agencies.

Map of U.S., showing OR&R's ARD regions.

For general assessment and restoration regional issues, contact ARD Regional Branch Chiefs:

Southwest Branch
Rob Ricker
NOAA/ARD
777 Sonoma Avenue
Santa Rosa, California 95404

Phone: 707.578.8517

Southeast Branch
Kevin Kirsch (Acting)
NOAA/ARD
263 13th Ave S
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33712

Phone: 727.551.5619

Northwest and Great Lakes Branch
Mary Baker
NOAA/ARD
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, Washington 98115

Phone: 206.526.6315

Atlantic Branch
Alyce Fritz
NOAA/ARD
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, Washington 98115

Phone: 206.526.6305

Marine Debris Division Staff • top

OR&R's Marine Debris Division, headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, has regional staff members positioned around the country to support local coordination efforts, track progress of projects, review performance measures, and conduct regional marine debris outreach to local audiences.

Contact information for the Marine Debris Division's field staff members is available on the Marine Debris Contact Us page.